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Old 06-13-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Current U2 album sales

I found this report detailing U2's worldwide album sales up until 2016. Some of it would be based on certifications but some is more accurate (US, UK, FRANCE). Very interesting

CSPC: U2 Popularity Analysis – ChartMasters
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Looks good, but ugh do I hate articles being needlessly split over 26(!) pages.

Still interesting that R&H sold 100k more than JT in Australia, even with Lovetown featuring a lot of JT songs and JT outselling R&H 2:1 worldwide.

Miss Sarajevo's 500k physical single sales isn't too shabby either.
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I found this report detailing U2's worldwide album sales up until 2016. Some of it would be based on certifications but some is more accurate (US, UK, FRANCE). Very interesting

CSPC: U2 Popularity Analysis – ChartMasters
194.5 million.

Pretty impressive.

I wonder, with sales since 2016 and the release of SOE, if they'll officially pass the 200 million mark this year?
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I found this report detailing U2's worldwide album sales up until 2016. Some of it would be based on certifications but some is more accurate (US, UK, FRANCE). Very interesting

CSPC: U2 Popularity Analysis – ChartMasters
Interesting to see the discrepancy between the two sources:

https://www.statisticbrain.com/u2-total-albums-sold/
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Soe has sold a lot more then 190k. Probably around the 1.5 million number when the tour has finished. Numbers seem really low on that article. Joshua tree has done more the 18 million, bomb had to do more then 5.5 million aswell
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The numbers in that article are laughably inaccurate. Htdaab sold 10m by end of Vertigo tour. And only 8 million for the monstrous Rattle And Hum? I think not.

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Kinda hard to know which source(s) might be the most accurate.

Even on WIkipedia, when listing the "best-selling albums" there comes the caveat "certified sales" vs "claimed sales."

Which may be the explanation for the different tallies above?
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Certified sales goes by the amount shipped to stores. When an album went gold, platinum etc it was based on those. Here in Australia Htdaab was platinum first week (70,000+) and its first week actual sales that week were 48,000. There's always a TON of copies in shop when an album is new. But for an album that's years old there certainly won't be millions of copies in shops.

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Certified sales goes by the amount shipped to stores. When an album went gold, platinum etc it was based on those. Here in Australia Htdaab was platinum first week (70,000+) and its first week actual sales that week were 48,000. There's always a TON of copies in shop when an album is new. But for an album that's years old there certainly won't be millions of copies in shops.

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That's my understanding too. Though I remember back when ATYCLB was listed as double platinum on the Billboard charts for some time, then later heard it reported that a million more copies had just been shipped out (in this country at least), but I didn't see that number reflected on the Billboard charts (i.e., double to triple platinum) until months later. So I remained curious.
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